Daily Encouragement: Day 268

Adapted from: Handbook to Spiritual Growth

A CLEAR SENSE OF
PERSONAL PURPOSE AND CALLING

Although we realize that we never arrive in this life, God has called each of us to a purposeful journey that involves risks along the way and is sustained by faithfulness and growing hope. This calling or vocation transcends our occupations and endures beyond the end of our careers.

As we seek the Lord’s guidance in developing a personal vision and clarity of mission, we move beyond the level of tasks and accomplishments to the level of the purpose for which we “live and move and exist” (Acts 17:28). We are first called to a Person, and then we are called to express this defining relationship in the things we undertake, realizing that the final outcome of our lives is in the hands of God.

We can find hope in this measureless purpose, and in the fact that our earthly calling is but the preface to the endless creative activity and community of heaven.